Four Chertsey soldiers laid to rest in Surrey

Over the past 100 years, a dominant narrative about the Great War has developed in Britain. For understandable reasons, this focuses on the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who, having clambered out of the trenches on the Western Front, lost their lives amid a hail of shelling and machine gun fire. These soldiers were then… Continue reading Four Chertsey soldiers laid to rest in Surrey

Video: Two Chertsey soldiers at Brookwood Military Cemetery

Private James Goulter and Private James Standing are both named on the Chertsey Town War Memorial. As part of the project to commemorate the memorial’s centenary, public historian Ian Lacey visited their graves at Brookwood Military Cemetery and shares their stories in this video. James Goulter and James Standing are two of the 1,601 service… Continue reading Video: Two Chertsey soldiers at Brookwood Military Cemetery